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Game News Skyrim Pre-orders to Come With a Map

Discussion in 'RPG Codex News & Content Comments' started by Jaesun, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. Jaesun Fabulous Moderator

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    <p>Bethesda Softworks <a href="http://bethblog.com/index.php/2011/06/23/get-a-premium-skyrim-map-with-your-preorder/">announced today</a> that preorders of Skyrim will now come with a map:</p>
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    <p>Get a premium Skyrim map with your preorder</p>
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    <p>Making real maps of our fantasy worlds is an Elder Scrolls tradition. As Todd Howard said all the way back in a Morrowind blog post, &ldquo;There&rsquo;s something about having a physical object in your hands that feels like it&rsquo;s part of this other world, that you are that person in the game, finding your way among the hills.&rdquo;</p>
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    <p>With that in mind, today we are announcing that anyone who preorders Skyrim will automatically receive a premium quality world map with their copy as a no-extra-cost-to-you bonus.</p>
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    <p>To guarantee your copy of your premium quality world map, please pre-order today.</p>
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    <p>With in-game quest compass, are world maps needed anymore? Is this the incline of cRPG Gaming? What physical &ldquo;object&rdquo; does Todd Howard really have in is hand?</p>
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    <p><em>Update: Had plenty of questions about the map. The map is a high-grade material that has a feel similar to burlap, and will be available in North America and Europe. There will be a regular paper map included in all copies of the game, but if you want to get the premium map, we recommend pre-ordering the game.</em></p>
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    <p>Spotted at: <a href="http://www.gamebanshee.com/news/103614-the-elder-scrolls-v-skyrim-pre-orders-to-come-with-a-map.html">GameBanshee</a></p>
     
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  2. SuicideBunny (ノ ゜Д゜)ノ ︵ ┻━┻

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    meh. i bet it's not even a cloth map.
     
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  3. thursdayschild Educated

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    But no quest compass :(
     
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  4. Rean Instructor Patron

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    What the fuck is this obsession gamers have with cloth maps? What the fuck use is a map made of cloth?
     
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  5. Reptilian Shapeshifter Educated

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    I doubles as a drool bib or cumsock for the Bethtards.
     
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  6. Jaesun Fabulous Moderator

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    But the quest compass is FREE Bryce. Even if you do not preorder.

    That's how awesome Bethesda Softworks™ is!

    :lol: :lol: :lol:
     
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  7. mindx2 Codex Roaming East Coast Reporter Patron

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    One thing is they last longer. Paper maps almost always tear at the seams while my Ultima maps still look like they were made yesterday :smug: .
     
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  8. Luzur Prestigious Gentleman Good Sir

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    well, most Bethesda maps have been paper.
     
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  9. DragoFireheart all caps, rainbow colors, SOMETHING.

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    Does I get a real quest compass so I can find the power button to turn the game on? will it show me where to take a shit?
     
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  10. Commissar Draco Codexia Comrade Colonel Commissar Patron

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    Morrowind was last Bethpizda game where you needed map mine has broken from over use :smug: Good old times , But now even Obsidian and CDPR install the horible quest compass even on small maps like in TW2 and DS3 :decline:
     
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  11. poocolator Erudite

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    Get a toilet-paper roll; empty, naturally, by whatever means most convenient.
    Cut it down its axis with scissors, so that it flops open like the ribcage of a cadaver under the scalpel of an unskilled forensic surgeon.
    Slide the cloth map into it, so that one could conceivably fit their dick into it comfortably.
    Use rubber-bands, or anything of that sort, to clamp the resulting tube. It must be freeform such that it adapts well to inserted objects of differing sizes.
    Install a cum-dumpster of any sort.

    Enjoy.

    P.S.
    This is not an admission of bethtardery.
     
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  12. DragoFireheart all caps, rainbow colors, SOMETHING.

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    Yet you knew exactly what to do...
     
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  13. Shagnak Shagadelic

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    Cool.

    Edit: oh, NA and Europe only. Fuckers. Not cool. Or very cool, I guess, if you're a Beth hater and the very idea of a map coming to your shores is enough to tip you over the edge.
     
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  14. adure Scholar

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    but only cos ingame map was shit.
     
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  15. SuicideBunny (ノ ゜Д゜)ノ ︵ ┻━┻

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    they last much much longer (my u7 map is still intact, and i bought that game when it came out), don't have shitty folding marks and you can usually clean them at least in some way.
    bet lost... ah well.
     
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  16. Rean Instructor Patron

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    I still have my Morrowind GOTY map and it hasn't fallen apart because I have it pinned to the wall. Of course folding it and unfolding it will wear down the paper.
     
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  17. Clockwork Knight Arcane

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    Because I get paper maps even with fucking Grand Theft Auto, so unless it's made of cloth or something I don't see how it's even something worth of note.

    But I don't see how a map, cloth or not, could be useful when nowadays you have a GPS on the corner of the screen and the map on your inventory is interactive. So I guess it just leaves the map as decoration, and cloth at least looks nice. My Morrowind paper map doesn't really leave the box.
     
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  18. Rean Instructor Patron

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    Well I found the map for Morrowind absolutely essential, because it has almost every ruin and cave marked on it. I remember how long it took me to find the Cavern of Moon and Star in my first playthrough of the game, until I thought to look at the map.
     
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  19. Brother None inXile Entertainment Developer

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    They updated to note that it is, indeed, a cloth map

    Update: Had plenty of questions about the map. The map is a high-grade material that has a feel similar to burlap, and will be available in North America and Europe. There will be a regular paper map included in all copies of the game, but if you want to get the premium map, we recommend pre-ordering the game.
     
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  20. sgc_meltdown Arcane

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    what, no authentic nord barbarian codpiece? maps are so last gen, gamers have moved on from incentives like that
     
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  21. Gragt Arcane Patron

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    Lutefisk for the Lutefisk God!
     
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  22. Rivmusique Arcane Patron

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    Australia is a North American territory at this point right? If not it will be by November.
     
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  23. Mastermind Arcane Patron Bethestard

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    There is no more quest compass you dumbfuck.
     
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  24. Lunac Arcane

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    Map for what? Few square miles, at best, of mountainous terrain, good part of it non-navigable (no matter what bullshit they showcase on pre-release videos).

    Now Daggerfall, that one needed a fuken map! Hell, that one needed an Atlas!

    I drive to work every morning for around an hour, I bike every weekend in the wildest of wildernesses for several hours. I don't need a map for either of those activities. How long do you think it would take a level 1 character in Skyrim to cross the landmass from one end to other? 6 minutes? 7 minutes? You could do it in Oblivion in like 15 minutes at most (or around there).

    Like I said, map for what?!

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